We are so happy to announce that Bonnie’s foster family has decided to become her adoptive family!
CONGRATULATIONS ANNA on finding a lovely new home. This is what it is all about
CONGRATULATIONS to Liberty and her adopter on their new partnership.
CONGRATULATIONS CHUCKY on finding a new home!! His adopter picked him up this week. His buddy (Sweet Pea - adopted) didn’t want him to go as you can see.
Thanks to everyone who helped Chucky along his journey.
BARNEY is settling in great at his new home and making friends with some of the other donkeys there. When we rescued him earlier this year his hooves were so overgrown he could barely walk and he hadn't been gelded or handled much.
It took months of rehabilitation to get him to this point and we are so grateful to his adopter for giving him the wonderful home he deserves.
We are also grateful to his fosters who helped nurse him through the more difficult parts of his rehab and to our vet and farrier for being there to give him the (at times, intense) care that was necessary to save him.
CONGRATULATIONS to Strawberry Shortcake (now known as "Miss Cutie Pie") on your new home with the Linharts.
She fostered with them for a few weeks and quickly won their hearts.
The Linharts are students in our Adoption Academy program made possible through a grant from The Right Horse. We are happy to have been able to help this family along on their journey toward horse ownership.
CONGRATULATIONS SASSY!! She was officially adopted this morning and is on her way home to New York today.
Sweet Athena found a perfect home!
My name is Sweet Pea and I am a yearling mini horse. The West Virginia Horse Network (WVHN) rescued me from an auction. I was scared, missing my mom, and not feeling well. After spending several weeks at WVHN, I was feeling better and a lady and little boy took me home with them.
It was scary going to another new place but there were other horses there and a lot of grass and good food. At first, I was not willing to make friends because I was so scared and missing my mom. Then I met a nice gelding who helped me to realize this was a nice place to be. I also did not know how to be part of a herd and the gelding and his friends (another gelding and mare) took me under their wings and showed me how to behave. We all spend a lot of time together out in a larger pasture with lots of grass and hills.
Then there are the people…the lady feeds me every day. I like her because she lets me hang out with her and do stuff when she is in the barn. I heard her say that she adopted me and that means I get to stay here forever. I have a fun game I play with her. I pick up stuff and drag it around the barn. Then she goes and picks it up and takes it back to where I got it from.
I also have my very own little boy! We take walks together and I am teaching him how to play ball. I toss or kick the ball and he runs and gets it and brings it back to me. He is so funny!
I am learning and doing new things every day. I would have never imagined that I could have horse friends, my own lady and little boy, and most of all a HOME!! Thank you Doris Day Animal Foundation for helping West Virginia Horse Network and helping me find a great forever home and a great life!!!
Picasso found a perfect home. We are so happy for him!
On March 13, 2020 we made the trip to Sugarcreek to pull a few horses thanks to a unique grant that we had received from the Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF).
So many horses that go through that auction begin the journey to slaughter when they leave. Even the healthy perfect ones meet that fate. Much less the scrawny, sick and downtrodden.
We made this trip literally days before the country shut down because of COVID-19.
In a place where there is so much suffering and sadness the decision on who to save isn't easy. It is overwhelming. But Chammy's sad face and beauty caught our attention and she made the list of horses we'd bid on.
This mare was one decision away from the slaughter truck. But thankfully the stars aligned...and we were there the day she was there...we got this grant...she caught our attention... Deb was able to bring a 2nd trailer so we could save some extras that day.
This past weekend, Chammy (Champagne) left for her new life with the Canterbury's. When I got this picture from Dawn last night it really sunk in....how impactful one decision can be.
CONGRATULATIONS Champagne on your new life.
Congrats Jamie and Charlie Brown! We couldn't be happier for you both.
CONGRATULATIONS Pearl on finding a wonderful new home! Thanks to everyone who made this day possible.
CONGRATULATIONS Nacho on finding the absolute perfect home alongside another West Virginia Horse Network alum Captain.
Captain was adopted by a wonderful family back in the summer of 2017. During a "check in" several weeks ago they let us know that Captain was needing a buddy.
We thought little Nacho would be the perfect man for the job. Our "Rescue Road Trip" project made the long trip to take Nacho there to see if they'd get along...a feasible option.
The family tested the two out together and as you will see in these pictures the two minis have become the best of friends....so much so that the family has decided to add little Nacho as a permanent member of the family.
We are so grateful to those who believe in the idea of adoption and previous adopters who come back to us when they are looking to expand their equine family.
Thank you to the ASPCA for believing in our Rescue Road Trip vision that is helping to break down the barriers when it comes to getting horses adopted.
Congratulations to Cariana and Holiday!
Congrats Stuffy on your new adoptive home! Happy trails.
Webster's foster has decided she cannot part with him and has decided to make him a permanent member of her equine family.
We are tremendously grateful for the The McElroy Family who sponsored his entire rehabilitation. They were thrilled when we told them the news that the horse they not only sponsored but also named -- has found his perfect home.
Thank you to Marlo for adopting your second WVHN horse! You ROCK.
Webster is our first adoption of 2020 and our first adoption through the Rescue Road Trip project funded by the ASPCA.
Willie left for his new home today! Congratulations to his new family.
CONGRATULATIONS to Cali and Elizabeth. We all need a pick me up and some positive news during this difficult time in our world. So we thought we'd share the great news that Cali's foster mom has decided to make her a permanent member of the family!